Effective Treatments To Get Wrinkle-Free Skin That Work

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Like trees, you can get an idea of the age and experience of a person from the fine lines and creases that develop over time. Unlike trees, these wrinkles may affect the overall image of youthfulness that a person may want to keep for as long as possible. To attain a wrinkle-free skin, there are several effective treatment options that can give the skin a young and energetic appearance for the many years to come.

What Are Wrinkles?

The lines, creases, and folds that appear on your face, especially as you get older, are wrinkles. These are formed mainly around areas of frequent muscle usage and get more prominent over time. As a person gets older, the skin is not able to protect and heal itself as well as before due to the layers of skin losing their elasticity and becoming thinner and drier. This leads to wrinkle formation.

Causes Of Wrinkles On Skin

With age being the primary factor, the skin starts to lose its elasticity and develops wrinkles. Skin damage from sun exposure, smoking, and dehydration can also lead to the skin losing elasticity. All of these primarily cause wrinkles. Other causes include –

  • Areas of frequent muscle usage, such as facial muscles, can lead to expression lines or wrinkles on the face.
  • Wrinkles can be caused by the intake of some medications or by environmental pollutants and genetic factors.
  • Excessive exposure to ultraviolet light (UV rays) via tanning salons and sunbathing is one of the more common reasons for a variety of skin issues including formation of wrinkles.

Can You Get A Wrinkle-Free Skin?

The appearance of superficial wrinkles can be reduced with cosmetic creams and works best when supplemented with moisturizers, sunscreen, and a healthy diet with a high vitamin intake. For deeper creases, reversal might not be possible unless one subscribes to laser treatments, fillers, and other cosmetic treatments.

What Works In Treating Skin Wrinkles?

The most effective treatments for wrinkled skin are the ones you would receive from a dermatologist at a skin clinic. Medications like topical retinoid creams, when used in conjunction with a skin care program or general over-the-counter creams, vary in success due to the variety of ingredients and their cure-all nature. Most wrinkle issues are unique to each individual and similarly, need a customized and unique treatment plan to achieve a wrinkle-free skin.

Treatments For Wrinkled Skin

(1) Fillers

  • How It Works?
    As the name suggests, fillers are used with the aim of changing the profile of the face by injecting materials into the skin to fill in deep folds. The most conventional filler material was collagen, but hyaluronic acid has also entered the fray becoming a popular choice for dermatologists. Fat transfers, which is the process of extracting body fat that is then processed and injected back into a target area is another filler material used to achieve wrinkle-free skin. Fillers are popularly used for under eye wrinkles, wrinkles around mouth, and nasolabial folds (lines running from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth).
  • Benefits & Side Effects
    Filler effects for wrinkle treatment can last from six months to a few years, depending on the type of filler material used. Hyaluronic acid last between six months to a year, synthetic fillers can last from a year to a year and a half, and fat transfers can last up to several years but have the chance of being reabsorbed by the body.The pain ratio of the injection depends on the target area, and the treatments can be expensive. Side effects can include short-term burning sensations, bruising, infection, and allergic reactions. Beware of permanent fillers, which are prone to significant and long-term side effects.

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(2) Radio Frequency (RF)

  • How It Works?
    RF or radiofrequency treatment uses the principle of bipolar microneedling radiofrequency. The needles deposit heat and disrupt the sub-layer of skin, which in turn prompts the body to produce collagen. The introduction of new collagen improves skin texture and serves as a treatment for wrinkled skin all over the face.
  • Benefits & Side Effects
    This treatment for wrinkles has no downtime and does not leave behind any marks even though it is a mildly invasive treatment. The treatment is also relatively painless as a topical anesthetic is applied on the target area. Post the treatment, the patient is left with mild redness and a warm sensation, which subsides in an hour or two.

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(3) Laser Resurfacing

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  • How It Works?
    Safe laser resurfacing treatments for fine line and wrinkle removal use Erbium YAG fractionated laser technology. A laser splits into smaller beams and removes irregular skin layer by layer, thereby revealing younger and healthier looking skin. In addition, it promotes collagen production, which aids in the skin texture improvement and smoothening out of the wrinkles.
  • Benefits & Side Effects
    When using Erbium laser technology (versus CO2 lasers), there is minimal damage to the surrounding tissue. The treatment involves the use of a topical anesthetic and takes roughly 15-30 minutes. Results can be seen in a week while the reduction of wrinkles and other marks reduce over the next few months.Side effects could be burns from unsafe lasers, mild scarring, changes in pigmentation, and bacterial infections if post-treatment care is not followed diligently.

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(4) Laser Toning

  • How It Works?
    Another fractional laser treatment for wrinkles, laser toning uses QSYAG lasers to lighten the skin and provide a smoother texture to result in a wrinkle-free skin. Due to the heat generated during laser treatments, collagen production is boosted resulting in fine lines disappearing and deep wrinkles lightening with subsequent treatments.
  • Benefits & Side Effects
    Laser toning for wrinkles boasts no side effects apart from mild redness, which lasts for 10-15 minutes. The procedure is usually around 30 minutes and sessions can be done in two-week intervals.

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Wrinkles and fine lines can be a thing of the past with a variety of treatments to choose from, keeping you looking young and healthy and proving that age is just a number.

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Dr TN Rekha Singh is an MBBS, MD in Dermatology, Venerealogy and Leprology from Andhra Pradesh with over 10 years of experience in the areas of dermatology and trichology. Working as a Senior Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist and Trichologist with Oliva Clinics for 8 years now, she has trained over 60 Doctors in the areas of skin and hair care. One of the pioneer dermatologists with Oliva, she has been exemplary in bringing clinical marvels in addition to mentoring MD dermatologists and therapists. She was awarded for her research at the AP state conference, and has participated and presented papers at many national and international dermatology conferences. She is dedicated in bringing beauty and wellness through real science of transformation, giving real results. She enjoys reading, travelling and cooking. She lives with her husband and two kids in Hyderabad.